You can put thousands of different flowers in a bridal bouquet, from traditional roses to something exotic like Anthurium or Cymbidium Orchids. Some brides even prefer bridal bouquets made entirely of greenery.
Whichever you choose, one thing to consider is when you hold your wedding ceremony of the year.
First, choosing flowers in season helps keep costs down, so you have more money in your pocket.
Second, typically brides choose certain seasons to get married because they love the colors and flowers associated with it.
Who doesn\’t love spring? Aside from the roaring allergies that generally come with the season, as the weather warms up, we\’re starting to see all the beautiful trees and flowers show their gorgeous colors again.
This is a season of rebirth and life, so many brides choose to get married during this season.
Flowers unique to this season are Roses, Peonies, Hydrangeas, Tulips, Orchids, Dahlias, Irises, and dozens more.
These different flowers can be combined to create a handcrafted loose Spring bouquet or a more structured look.
Summer is one of the best times to get married, and for a good reason.
Not only is the weather in most of the USA sunny most of the time, but it\’s also the perfect time of year to combine your wedding with the tropical honeymoon experience.
But other than that, loads of beautiful buds bloom this time of year.
While roses still maintain their top spot, we see flowers such as Buttercup, Sunflower, Calla Lilly, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Lavender, Gardenia, Cornflower, and dozens more.
When spring and summer are used to provide bright yellows and pastel hues, fall is the perfect time to incorporate dramatic flower arrangements because of the different hues that pop up this season.
Rust hues, oranges, purples, and whites are the stars of most bridal bouquets this time of year.
Many of the same flowers that appear in summer rearrange themselves to include fall leaves, wheatgrass stems, and other rustic foliage types to give the bouquet a different look.
While winter isn\’t the most popular time to get married, many people opt for this magical season and the hopes of a snow-white wedding day.
Many winter brides choose beautiful dark and rich colors to accompany whites for a romantic winter effect.
Some flowers, such as roses, are indispensable in bridal bouquets because of their beauty and ability to offer a wide range of colors. Amaryllis, Hypericum Berries, Camellias, and even Poinsettias accompany crimson or white roses at this time of year.
When is the wedding off-season?
In most parts of the country, the deep winter months (January, February, and March) are the least desirable for weddings. In fact, according to our research, only 9% of weddings are held during the winter months. According to our data, 7% of the weddings took place in December, 3% in January, and 11% in February. Don\’t let that deter you from booking your big day in winter. Your wedding photos will look gorgeous, and you\’ll have a chance to brainstorm great cocktails and food ideas during wedding planning. Also, because fewer weddings are on their schedule, your guests and wedding group will likely have more availability during this time.
Because there\’s less demand, you\’ll likely get lower prices on your reception site, not to mention most other wedding services such as catering, photography, and flowers (except Valentine\’s Day and Easter, when roses and lilies are sold, of course). A premium because they are in high demand). So, if you want to save money on your wedding and don\’t mind the possibility of snow or rain on your wedding day, try choosing a winter wedding date.
While winter may be a less popular time to get married, it\’s still a season of love. Forty percent of bidding takes place between November and February, giving winter the nickname \”offering season.\” And after couples have had a chance to celebrate their engagement, the wedding planning season begins in late winter/early spring, celebrated on March 1st as National Wedding Planning Day.
How much does a bridal bouquet usually cost?
It usually ranges from $150 to $300, but that only includes flowers for some at the wedding party. You can learn more about these additional flower costs here.
Who else needs flowers at the party?
It\’s okay to have bouquets for your bridesmaids if you prefer to deck everyone out with flowers; a basket of leaves, nose or flower crown for your flower girl; wrist corsages, nose caps, or floral clutch clips for female family members (such as mothers, grandmothers, and sisters); and boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen, ring bearers, bailiffs, and male family members (such as fathers, grandfathers, and brothers).
Bride and bridesmaid bouquets are some of the main focal points of your wedding (other than you and your dress, of course).
Therefore, you must do your research.
Fortunately, there are so many different styles of bouquets that you are sure to find one that fits your personality and wedding theme.
From there, you can run with it.
Not literally, of course; this can hurt!
You know, take a nice walk down the aisle with him.
Remember, the larger the flower, the fewer stems you will need for your bouquets.